There’s more than one way to give with Oxfam. Jessi is one of Oxfam’s many volunteers who are using their professional skills to help people living in poverty around the world. Find out how you can too.
While volunteering at Oxfam doesn’t always lead to a job, many staff at Oxfam began their career as volunteers and interns. For National Volunteer Week, we’ve asked some of these staff members to share their experiences.
Kate joined Oxfam to gain experience in a not-for-profit organisation as part of a career change. Since joining the Corporate and Community Partnerships team in Sydney, she’s done just that.
As we lead up to National Close the Gap Day on 17 March, Jenny shares why she’s volunteering to promote Indigenous health equality and why we should work together to Close the Gap.
Whether you’ve volunteered with Oxfam this year or not, you are a valued part of our Oxfam community and your continued support means a lot to us!
Lauren volunteers with the Campaigns and Engagement team in the Brisbane office and has assisted with campaigns around the G20 and National Close the Gap Day:” I am always learning new skills and am being constantly mentored by the amazing Campaigns staff.”
Long-term Oxfam volunteers Dr Jennifer Court MD and Mr Donald Gobbett were recently awarded an Order of Australia medal “for service to the community through charitable organisations” by the Governor General for the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Lydia started volunteering in an Oxfam shop in Melbourne, and now puts her creative skills to work as the design and marketing intern for Oxfam Shop.
The theme for National Volunteer Week in 2015 is ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’ – and no one knows this better than Oxfam Trailwalker volunteers.
Each year, the Campaigns team in Melbourne recruit a team of event volunteers. This awesome team are a key force in motivating awareness and action around Australia through key areas of our work like Close the Gap and GROW. Find out how you can be an event volunteer in 2015.